Wagga in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Wagga only in Nigeria
Population
131,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Waja people live on mountains and plains near the Gongola River Basin. They are mostly farmers producing peanuts, cotton, sorghum, millet, cowpeas, cassava, beans, onions and tobacco. Some keep cattle, goats, sheep, horses and donkeys. Others are skilled weavers and dyers of cotton cloth. The discovery of limestone deposits led to building a cement factory nearby creating another income source for them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The traditional African Religion has become less dominant in recent years. When the "Jesus" film was shown to the Waja people they were shocked to hear their language coming from the screen! The film gave the Waja speakers a taste of Scripture in their mother tongue. Now they are eager for the rest of the Bible.

Believers are using the Gospel of Luke and other Scripture portions they now have in their language to share the message. They are determined to make more of God's Word available. This will be used not only in the churches for services, but to address social issues like materialism, substance abuse and health concerns like HIV/AIDs.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Wagga
People Name in Country Wagga
Population in Nigeria 131,000
World Population 131,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Wuya
People ID 15829
ROP3 Code 110632
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gombe state: Balanga, Akko, and Yamaltu Deba LGAs; Adamawa state: northern Michika LGA; Borno state: Gwoza LGA; Taraba state: Bali LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gombe state: Balanga, Akko, and Yamaltu Deba LGAs; Adamawa state: northern Michika LGA; Borno state: Gwoza LGA; Taraba state: Bali LGA..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Waja (131,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: wja   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Waja (131,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: wja   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Waja

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1926-1935)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Waja
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.50 %)
12.50 %
Ethnic Religions
67.50 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
20.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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